China's Book of Martyrs: Volume 1
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'Fire & Blood'
The Church in China: Volume 1
This first volume in the 'Fire & Blood' series of book tells the story of the church in China through a comprehensive account of all who have been martyred in that country for their faith in Christ. It is estimated that since the Nestorians first introduced the gospel to China in the seventh century an estimated 250,000 Christians have died for their faith. And since 1900, moer Christians have been killed for Christ in China than in all other countries of the world combined. China's martyrs have included some well-known names, such as John and betty Stam, Eric Liddell, whose life was celebrated in the film Chariots of Fire, and Watchman Nee. But the great majority of China's martyrs have been unsung heroes of the Christian faith: simple men and women, boys and girls who when tested 'did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death' (Rev 12:10-11)
In China's Book of Martyrs, the first of the Fire amp; Blood series, Paul Hattaway charts the story of the Christian church in China from the earliest beginnings to present day. This comprehensive first volume tells the stories of those who have died for their faith in Christ in China, from all creeds or denominations and nationalities, including indigenous Chinese believers. Its features are: 1. History of the Christian church in China listed province by province from AD 845 to the present. 2. All denominations and creeds included. 3. All known martyrs included around 1000 named individuals or groups 501 profiles. 4. Includes over 2000 footnotes and source references, an extensive bibliography and indexes that list martyrs per country of origin and province in China where they were martyred. 5. Contains more than 500 black and white photos or drawings All those interested in the church movement, especially within China, will find this resource invaluable to their studies.